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Partner Relationship Manager



Administration, Customer Service
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

About Us

Posit creates great software that helps people understand data and make better decisions in real-world applications. Our core offering is an open source data science toolchain, and we aim to make it available to everyone, regardless of their economic means.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Partner Relationship Manager to join our team and elevate our focus on channel growth. Reporting to the Head of Channels, you will be instrumental in forming and nurturing strategic partnerships to drive company and product growth across Posit’s global markets.

The ideal candidate will have a proven record of managing and expanding successful partnerships, be customer-focused and results-driven, and possess strong communication and project management skills.

The Partner Relationship Manager is crucial in accelerating Posit's growth through partners by identifying new opportunities and empowering existing partners to sell our products. By implementing a Partner Onboarding and Enablement process and clearly communicating our product value, you will nurture relationships with various partners, including but not limited to, resellers, service providers, and distributors.

What you will own:

  • Act as the primary advocate and point of contact for key partners
  • Oversee relationship-building and account mapping activities between Posit’s sales organization and partners in your territory
  • Develop and maintain a plan to identify partner opportunities, aiming to achieve and exceed the Partner-sourced Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) quota
  • Build and sustain close relationships with current and potential channel partners
  • Deliver new partner onboarding and enablement programs to ensure partners understand the evolving programs and products they will market and sell to customers
  • Execute go-to-market strategies with our partners as needed

What you will assist with:

  • Collaborate effectively with other departments, including the Head of Global Channels, VP of Alliances, Sales teams, and Product team, to ensure a unified approach to delivering value
  • Become a Subject Matter Expert on various channel topics (Deal Registration, Account Plans, GTM plans, new channel initiatives, etc.) and share best practices with sales teams through formal and informal training
  • Work with cross-functional teams to deliver a cohesive vision for key partnerships
  • Advise internal stakeholders on the best product development approaches based on partner feedback and stay updated on ecosystem best practices

What you bring:

  • At least 5 years of experience in partnerships and business development within the tech industry
  • Expertise in identifying and collaborating with key partners to drive success in the territory
  • Proficiency in conflict resolution among partners, Posit sellers, and customers when necessary
  • Exceptional communication, sales, and negotiation skills, capable of articulating value propositions and influencing stakeholders at all levels
  • Proficiency in identifying and pursuing partner leads that align with Posit’s ideal partner profile
  • Experience engaging with partners face-to-face at networking events, including dinners, conferences, and on-site meetings

What you will learn:

  • Knowledge in the Data Science space
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills to identify market opportunities and drive strategic initiatives
  • Skills in identifying new partnership opportunities to deliver significant value to Posit customers and advance our roadmap

Working at Posit:

  • We welcome all talented colleagues and are committed to a culture that represents diversity in all its forms.
  • We prioritize giving ourselves “focus time” to get deep work done. We minimize meetings and attempt to operate asynchronously.
  • We are a learning organization and take mentorship and career growth seriously. We hope to learn from you and we anticipate that you will also deepen your skills, influence, and leadership as a result of working at Posit.
  • We operate under a unique sustainable business model: We have over 50% of our engineering dedicated to creating free and open source software. We are profitable and we plan to be around decades from now.
  • Posit is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) and a Certified B Corporation®, which means our open-source mission is codified into our charter. As a result, our corporate decisions balance the community's interests, customers, employees, and shareholders. Hear more about why we think this matters here.


We offer competitive compensation with extensive human-first, people-focused benefits to prioritize your personal and financial well-being.

  • 100% of medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums are covered for employees and their families! Fertility and gender-affirming healthcare is included in all of our plans.
  • Supplemental mental health and wellness benefits are available via Ginger even if you don’t opt in to our insurance plans, including Ginger for teen family members.
  • Posit's gender-neutral paid parental leave policy covers all new parents, including foster and adoptive parents.
  • All full-time employees are eligible for 401k enrollment starting on day one.
    • After six months of employment, Posit provides a substantial yearly match to employee 401K contributions.
  • An annual profit-sharing bonus for employees recognizes our team’s contributions to company performance across the year.
  • We are a 100% distributed team. You are also welcome to come into our Boston office.
    • We offer a $400 monthly reimbursement for coworking space rental if you prefer to work away from home.
  • Our Lifestyle Savings Account offers an initial deposit of $1800 and then an additional quarterly stipend of $375 to cover the costs of professional development, wellness, financial health, charitable giving, and remote work support.
  • We provide a flexible environment with a generous vacation policy that encourages a minimum of four weeks PTO per year plus 13 paid company holidays.

Are you excited about this role but not sure if your experience aligns with every qualification in the job description? That’s okay. We know multiple perspectives are essential for a thriving organization and we'd still love to hear from you!

Posit is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applicants of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.

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